Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that left nine people homeless on New Year’s Day.Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Morris said Monday that no cause had yet been ruled out after the fast-moving fire tore through two residential buildings in the Haight district Sunday night. Read More
Seven people were transported to hospitals for treatment of injuries following a fire at Ellis and Jones streets, according to a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher.
The fire was reported at 5:20 p.m. on the 300 block of Ellis Street and is now contained. Further information on those injured was not available, the dispatcher said.
San Francisco police said 200 people were displaced.
A fire in a single-room occupancy unit in the Bayview neighborhood displaced 23 people Saturday afternoon.
The fire broke out at about 3 p.m. Saturday at 5122 Third St., between Revere and Shafter avenues, in a room on the top floor of the three-story building, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dave Franklin.
The blaze shut down Muni service on Third Street for about an hour, while firefighters extinguished the fire, he said. Read More
Tony Stefani, a San Francisco native and retired Fire Department captain, founded the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation in 2006 after surviving his own battle with the disease. The 60-year-old shares his thoughts on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and his mission of reducing firefighter exposure to cancer-causing toxins.How big is the concern of firefighters being exposed to toxins before and after combating a blaze? Read More
The woman struck and killed by a Muni bus Friday has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Emily Dunn, 23, of San Francisco was in a crosswalk at the intersection of 18th and Hartford streets, near Castro Street, at 2:30 p.m. when a bus that was making a left turn struck her, according to police Sgt. Michael Andraychak. Read More
Gene and Leslie Clements’ home was spared by what they called the "quick work" of the Fire Department when a fire that burned a neighboring three-story building in San Francisco’s North of Panhandle neighborhood reached a second alarm Saturday afternoon.
Gene was at the back of his house at 1342 Hayes St. when he smelled smoke. Leslie went to the back porch to have a look and saw flames licking the rear of the home next door. Read More
Neighborhood fire stations could lose service if firefighters refuse to give up their scheduled wage increases, fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said Wednesday.
Mayor Ed Lee’s budget proposal closed a $306 million shortfall, but it assumed the firefighters union will agree to forgo a $9 million wage hike its members are due on July 1. Read More
A man who had been standing on the ledge of the Bay Bridge for about two hours this afternoon was taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol at about 4:40 p.m., an officer said.
The man had been on the Bay Bridge just past the Treasure Island exit threatening to jump, as lanes were blocked by rescue crews and traffic backed up. Read More
A vehicle collision involving a motorcycle at the corner of Second and Folsom streets Saturday morning ended with two patients being transported to San Francisco General Hospital’s trauma center.
A Fire Department dispatcher said emergency workers arrived on the scene within three minutes of the 10:44 a.m. collision, and that no further details are available on the nature of the accident. Read More
When it comes to workers’ compensation benefits paid out by cities, public safety workers are in a class of their own. Read More